Ovulation induction treatment is suggested for:
- Women experiencing unexplained infertility issues.
- Women who have regularly irregular periods.
- Women who do not ovulate.
This is the first step in the management of infertility. In this basic technique the female partner receives medications(starting on DAY 2, Tablets or Injections) for egg development. The egg development is monitored and at the time of final egg maturation, the couple is advised to have intercourse. This technique helps the couples who have a variable fertile period or in couples having issues with ovulation.
Ovulation induction (OI)is a fertility treatment which uses drugs and medications to streamline the ovulation process which increases the egg count produced during ovulation thereby maximizing the chances of pregnancy.
Ovulation induction medicines such as clomiphene citrate, which is an oral drug that boosts the development of fluid-filled sacks which is (follicles) which contains eggs. If you still don’t ovulate, after the clomiphene citrate medication, some other medications called gonadotropins shall be suggested by the doctor either by itself or as a combination of medicines. Gonadotropins is a medicine in the injection form given beneath the skin. They are a substitute for the follicle stimulating hormone(FSH)which is responsible for producing multiple follicles of good quality that produce matured or ripened eggs. The hormone levels and follicles growth is observed using the stimulation cycle.
To streamline the ovulation process, powerful hormones are used stimulate considerable changes in the female body. The results and changes are traced through blood and ultrasound test, these tests reveal the hormone levels indicating as which is a best time to start the medication. Hence Ovulation induction phases are also known as monitored” cycles. The hormone levels and follicles growth is observed using the stimulation cycle.
When the follicles have ripened or matured, depending on the medication they vary anywhere in between 16 to 20 mm in diameter. Your shall take an intramuscular injection of HCG to get started for the intercourse or intrauterine insemination (IUI). The rate of success of the treatment varies with individual and depends on factors such as the woman’s age and examination of the partner’s semen analysis.
Timed intercourse is a simple procedure which indicate the best time frame for fertilization to occur. It’s a natural process which is the beginning of a couple’s fertility progress. Your doctor shall suggest you to do blood tests, ultrasounds to accurately pinpoint the time for ovulation.
Overstimulation – Some women face abundant response from ovaries to the medications. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) takes place in some who excessively respond. Few signs include extreme discomfort, nausea or vomiting, abdominal distension and dehydration. It’s best advised to consult your doctor if you experience such indications while you are undergoing treatment.